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Friday, August 28, 2009

Photohunters: Surprise

The photohunters theme this week is surprise. It was easy for me to go to one of the dates in my photo archives where I was surprised by my family, because I was surprised when I turned 50 in 2007. Bill and I went to Manhattan and I knew I would see my sister (blond on the left hand side of photo below) who lives in Manhattan. What I didn't know was my other sister (she's in the middle of the shot) and my daughter (right hand side wearing a hat) were going to surprise me by coming to Manhattan for my birthday weekend too. Very nice surprises and a fun way to turn 50.
I almost posted photographs of the surprises nature has for me on a daily basis, an unexpected butterfly, or spider web, or a new bloom on a flower I thought was done blooming. However, I think I'll leave it with my 50th birthday surprises almost two years ago. The last shot was taken that same weekend of me and my daughter.
At first I was going to leave it with the first photograph but every now and then a new reader to my blog will mention being surprised to realize that I am a woman. My name is a bit confusing on that score. So I thought I'd surprise anyone who thinks Carver is a man by including the shot above of me and my daughter taken the weekend I turned 50 in 2007, although I think I posted this shot before.

Home of the Photohunters.

32 comments:

Bengbeng said...

I always thought You were a woman from reading your blog. A natural instinct :)

Expat Traveler said...

Oh now this is great! How much fun and a great surprise.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

That's a very nice and sweet surprise :)
hahhahaha~ I know 1 of your regular blogger friend that thought you were a guy!! But somehow last year he figured out you were a female :)

keeyit said...

hehe.. good surprise for me too!

Life Ramblings said...

sounds like you had great fun. at least we know how you look like now.

Happy weekend Carver!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I haven't picked my surprise photo yet... I'm having troule with this one!

Rambling Woods said...

Love to put a face to the name. Beautiful smiling faces... I did think that you were a man in the beginning too.. But soon realized that you were a woman... You got a head start on Saturday... Michelle

Annie said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise. Amazing how much you and your daughter look alike. And I knew you were a woman though I'm not sure how I knew. :)

Have a great weekend. Forecast is for some fall-like weather heading our way next week!

Photo Cache said...

It's always always good to see the brains behind the blog. Lovely photo of you and your daughter.

That was a great surprise for your milestone b/day.

Mar said...

I remember this surprise and how wonderful to see these pictures for the theme!!
Surprise! my post is up...

Ayie said...

I was pretty unsure of carver being a man or woman and it;s good to know the face behind the blogs =)

what a great surprise you had!

happy weekend!

Liz said...

What a great surprise! And a lovely photo of you and your daughter - who looks like you!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely. I turn 50 in October

jmb said...

It seems that some think that JMB is a man too, Carver.
Nice memory of a happy time.

YTSL said...

Almost two years ago -- I guess that means your birthday's coming up again soon, Carver! :)

ancient one said...

Surprise parties are always fun... I knew you were female.. but you do have an unusual name... I thought it might be your last name and you were just using it for the blog...

gengen said...

Oh Elaine is right I think you are a man sorry it really surprise me heheh. happy weekend and mine is ready.

CRIZ LAI said...

That was a pleasant surprise to have all of them by your side on yr birthday.

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

archiearchive said...

A very nice birthday surprise

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice surprise for your birthday!

I knew you were female although I can't remember how I figured it out. ;-)

julie said...

As they say, life is full of surprises :)

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What a wonderful surprise for your 50th!
I'm surprised to learn you're a woman.

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/08/ph-surprise.html

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

What a nice surprise for your 50th!
Great photos :)

Happy Weekend..
~ Noah and The Bunch

Redge said...

A very sweet surprise indeed..

Here's mine..

http://rhedge.com/2009/08/photohunt-surprise.html

Heidi said...

Great Post. That was a very fun way to spend a birthday!
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Mrs Mecomber said...

I did think the name Carver was for a man-- sorry! But it's great to know you are a lady. ;) And you always post such thoughtful comments on my blog, thank you.

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! What a surprise!

My Photo Hunters is up! I hope you can come visit my Surprise! New York Traveler.net

A. said...

That reunion must have been a really wonderful surprise. The second photo wasn't a surprise for me though. :)

Thanks for visiting mine.

RJ Flamingo said...

What a great surprise! Sounds like a wonderful time. :-)

I hope you'll stop by and check out my surprise - I did something completely different, too.

MyMaracas said...

What a fun post! You and your daughter look very much alike - both of you are lovely. And I did wonder whether you were male or female.
;-)

Dee said...

Great pictures - and what a great surprise by your sisters and your daughter! Fun fun fun!

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful story. You have adorable sisters and your daughter is beautiful.And you my sweet friend, are fabulous!You have so beautiful smile and I think you looks great and youthful!
God bless you
Léia

Marites said...

what a lovely surprise! it's a really nice bday gift from your sibling and good way to spend your 50th bday:)